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Democracy Now! Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Published June 29, 2004


Headlines

* Court Rejects Bush Detention Efforts
* Three Marines Killed In Baghdad Bombing
* Turkish Hostages Released
* Hussein To Be Transferred to the U.S.
* Questions Raised over Missing Iraqi Money
* Army To Carry Out Involuntary Call-Up of Troops
* More Headlines…

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Supreme Court Rules Enemy Combatants Can Challenge Detentions

In a rebuke to the Bush Administration, the Supreme Court rules that the executive cannot hold enemy combatants without giving them the ability to challenge their decision in court. We speak with attorney Barbara Olshansky of the Center for Constitutional Rights that filed the suit.[includes transcript]
Life After Death: U.S.-Appointed Iraqi Governing Council Granted Wide Powers in Interim Government

We go to Baghdad to speak with Middle East correspondent Mohamad Bazzi of Newsday who reports how the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council guaranteed most of its members seats in the interim government and will have the power to veto laws, approve Iraq’s 2005 budget and replace the Iraqi president in case of death or resignation. [includes transcript]
Iraqis On Handover of Sovereignty: "We Do Not Approve This Political Formula to Oppress Us"

The day after the so-called transfer of power in Iraq we speak with two Iraqis about the political situation and future of their country: Iraqi women’s rights activist Yanar Mohammed joins us in our firehouse studio and we go to Baghdad to speak with retired Iraqi engineer Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar. [includes transcript]
Embedded Filmmaker Who Shot "Fahrenheit 9/11" Iraq Footage Describes Humiliation and Sexual Abuse of Iraqi Families in U.S. Raids

Swedish-Iraqi filmmaker Urban Hamid, who was embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq for two and a half months, describes Iraqis being bound, hooded, humiliated and sexually abused by U.S. troops in neighborhood raids. The rarely-seen footage is broadcast on Democracy Now![includes transcript]
Saddam Hussein's Lawyer Discusses Case, Transfer of Custody and Rights Violations

Iraq’s unelected Prime Minister Ayad Allawi says former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will appear before an Iraqi judge to face charges, including genocide. We speak with Saddam Hussein’s lawyer Curtis Doebbler about the case. [includes rush transcript]


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